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Skin troubles? There’s an app for that!

By Maggie Clark, Herald-Tribune, Aug 18, 2015 – Imagine it’s Saturday morning and you wake up with an itchy rash across your arm.

Even if you regularly see a dermatologist, that office won’t be open until Monday. So what do you do?

If you’re a patient in Southwest Florida, there’s an app for that.

Doctors at Riverchase Dermatology, a large practice group with offices from Fort Myers to Sarasota, are offering DermConnect, an app that allows anyone to take a picture of their skin with their smartphone, upload the photos into the Derm­Connect app, pay $59 and receive a diagnosis and treatment plan from one of Riverchase’s board­certified dermatologists in 24 hours or less.

The goal of the free app, which is available for Apple and Android devices, is to give patients convenient access to a doctor and the ability to correspond with a boardcertified dermatologist on their own time, said Sara Ritacca, chief operations officer of Riverchase Dermatology.

NOTE: As noted in the story, there are many doctors throughout Florida using this or similar type apps

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